Friday, September 23, 2016

Returning and keeping guitars

WE HAD A young man, a street musician, come into the store and buy some nice stuff a few weeks ago. I think he's 19 years old. We saw him playing in the street in Hannibal last weekend and he seems to be doing well. He's quit his job and he wants to play music. More power to him.

For Sale!
with custom case
Then this week he purchased a rather unique guitar, for about $300. "My mom is going to kill me," he said. Well, she didn't kill him. But she made him bring it back.

We have return policies, and it's a part of being in the retail business. We took the guitar back and it was all good. Then Sheryl said, "The next time you want to buy a guitar from us, we'll have to make sure your mother says it is okay."

This didn't sit well with the customer. But he seemed to get Sheryl's point.

Earlier in the week, one of my young guitar students bought a beautiful mahogany Breedlove. She thought about it for a long time, and it's going to be a birthday-Christmas present sort of thing. She is turning into an amazing guitar player and she loves playing, loves loves LOVES playing. So she and her parents finally pulled the trigger this week, and the Breedlove has found a new home.

A well made decision takes time. We love selling guitars and getting them into a good home. A permanent new home. And we couldn't be happier.

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